Inside Chloe Madeley and James Haskell’s five year marriage – from their ‘wild’ sex life to heated rows and ‘trust issues’ as couple announces split
Chloe Madeley and James Haskell announced they had split on Saturday after five years of marriage.
The former couple, who share 14-month-old daughter Bodhi, revealed in a joint Instagram update they had ‘mutually decided separate at the end of September, 2023.’
The statement added: ‘We had not planned on releasing a statement at this time – certainly not while the television show was airing – but constant speculation about our marriage has, unfortunately, forced our hand.’
In the weeks prior to the announcement they had both been pictured without their wedding rings on separate nights out.
After Chloe and James confirmed they were going their seperate ways, MailOnline takes a look back at their relationship.
From their first meet and eventual wedding to their ‘wild’ sex life, heated rows and trust issues.
Over: Chloe Madeley, 36, and James Haskell, 38, announced they had split on Saturday after five years of marriage
Family: The former couple, who share 14-month-old daughter Bodhi, revealed in a joint Instagram update they had ‘mutually decided separate at the end of September, 2023’ (pictured in September 2022)
From their first meeting to their wedding
The duo met in 2014 when James invited her to be the face of a female fitness supplement line and started dating shortly after.
They announced their engagement on April 8, 2018 – going public in a Hello! Magazine photoshoot.
Chloe revealed shortly afterwards that she was ‘speechless’ after he got down on one knee in Paris.
England and Wasps player Haskell revealed he designed the ring himself because he wanted it to be ‘perfect and for her to love it’.
Chloe and James tied the knot at All Saints’ Church in Berkshire on December 15, with the bride stealing the show in a stunning white Pronovias gown with a V-shaped semi-sheer lace top and a satin floor-length skirt.
History: The duo met in 2014 when James invited her to be the face of a fitness supplement line and became engaged in 2018 (pictured at Prince Harry to Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018)
Steamy: They have always been vocal about their ‘wild’ sex life with Chloe revealing she benefited from her husband James having bedded up to 1,000 women before he met her
Racy: Following James’ stint on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2019, they reportedly celebrated their post-jungle reunion with a 16 hour sex marathon
Their ‘wild’ sex life
They have always been vocal about their ‘wild’ sex life with Chloe revealing she benefited from her husband James having bedded up to 1,000 women before he met her.
The media personality admitted that while she doesn’t know the exact number of women James has been with, she knows it’s a lot.
In contrast to James’ large number of partners, Chloe insisted there is a ‘modest number’ of notches on her bedpost as she has always been a relationship girl.
She later divulged that her husband James often made sexual advances in the middle of ‘dangerous’ situations.
Speaking during the most recent episode of their Couples Quarantine podcast, Chloe admitted that James often gets amorous when she’s at the stove.
She said: ‘He loves prawns pil pil, so that’s like hot, spitting, boiling oil and I’m like cooking it, and then he’ll come up behind me and feel me up.
And I’m like, “While I absolutely love this, I hate you for doing it now. Because I can’t respond and if anything you’re annoying me and if anything you’re putting me in a very dangerous situation.”‘
Following James’ stint on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2019, they reportedly celebrated their post-jungle reunion with a 16 hour sex marathon.
Insiders claimed to Daily Star that the couple ‘locked themselves in a room’ for a sex marathon after his stint in the camp – in which he insisted if he had to choose between food or sex he would choose the former.
James and Chloe have always been candid about their steamy sex life, so the lengthy stint away from one another was no doubt difficult.
Insiders told the paper that the couple locked themselves away upon his departure to enjoy a romp in the swanky Versace hotel.
Oh dear: Most recently, Chloe was heard shouting at her husband : ‘I want to kill you’ in a scene from their upcoming ITVBe show. Chloe Madeley: A Family Affair
Shouting: ‘So annoying. The world’s most annoying man,’ she exclaimed as they argued about the wardrobe
Most recently, Chloe was heard shouting at her husband: ‘I want to kill you’ in a scene from their upcoming ITVBe show. Chloe Madeley: A Family Affair.
While some are convinced the pair are putting on a stunt to get publicity for their new show, it’s clear that there have been some tense moments between them.
During the teaser, Chloe noted that the wardrobe doors were damaged.
‘What have you done now?’ James asked her.
‘It’s you with the heavy hands, isn’t it? You’ve got massive heavy hands. Every time you close the door on my car, I’m worried that it’s going to fall off.’
Chloe replied: ‘Wasn’t a huge part of the reason you got voted off I’m A Celebrity because of your big fat fingers?
‘You f***ed up the challenge and then you got so frustrated that you yelled at Ant and Dec and that’s where you lost the viewers.
‘And this is our marriage. That scene is our marriage. It’s you getting frustrated with something that’s got f*** all to do with me and then yelling at me, thinking it’s my fault because I am the closest person to you at that time.
‘And this is why I want to kill you, which is what we were talking about earlier… So annoying. The world’s most annoying man.’
Chloe’s ‘biggest row ever’ with James was caught on camera after she seethed at her husband for sharing X-rated photographs of other women.
The influencer accepted that being surrounded by bikini-clad women was part of his career now that the former rugby player has become a DJ, but didn’t want it splashed over social media.
Talking about their fallout, Chloe told The Sun: ‘One of the biggest row we’ve ever had was on camera.
‘It happened when he was in Ibiza and posted photos (on Instagram) of other girls’ a**es.
‘My argument was, ”I don’t mind that that is your job but I don’t want you putting it on social media when everyone knows I’m your wife,” explained Chloe.’
Bikini babes! Chloe’s ‘biggest row ever’ with James was caught on camera after she seethed at her husband for sharing X-rated photographs of other women during his Ibiza DJ set
Documenting the job on his social media, James was surrounded by scantily-clothed women, leaving his wife who was back in the UK less than impressed.
After spotting the pictures, she said on the show: ‘He’s on Instagram uploading videos and photos of all these girls and I was like I will kill you. I will fly to Ibiza and kill you.
‘He posted videos of him with loads of girls in thongs ‘cos he thinks that it like makes him look cool on social media. I’m like you’re a k**b and you make me look like a k**b. Stop doing it.’
James revealed he had ‘a few arguments’ with Chloe after extending his DJing trip in Ibiza.
Speaking to Unfiltered, he revealed his wife thinks his jaunts to Ibiza are a ‘holiday’ for him and was furious when he extended his work trip by a few days, while she cared for their daughter Bodhi at home.
James admitted: ‘My wife thinks DJing in Ibiza is a holiday – it’s work. We’ve had a few arguments about it. I mean she’s very supportive but kind of extending your trip for a few extra days is probably taking the p*** a little bit.’
The retired athlete said while Chloe was annoyed, the trip had to be extended as ‘I have to do an interview with you guys and I’ve got a boat trip later’.
He added: ‘It’s work but it’s fun. That’s why everyone needs to be a DJ really.’
Problem: Chloe previously revealed that she and James went through ‘trust issues and power struggles’ with the goal being to ‘eventually reach an understanding’
Marriage woes and trust issues
Chloe previously revealed she had ‘trust issues’ with James.
Back in 2020, the fitness fanatic daughter of Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan opened up about the difficulties which she and her husband had endured.
Chloe admitted she and James went through ‘trust issues and power struggles’ with the goal being to ‘eventually reach an understanding.’
The mother-of-one also noted that without ‘an accepted degree of push-pull’ within a relationship, ‘no couple can go the distance.’
Tongues were first set wagging about the state of James’ marriage when he was seen cosying up to a blonde PR executive last week.
The former England rugby star was seen outside the popular London celebrity bar Chiltern Firehouse deep in conversation with Martine Bridge – a regular in the society pages of Tatler magazine.
He was seen whispering into Martine’s ear at 1.30am. After the picture emerged, the sportsman claimed it was only a friendly interaction.
Since then both James and Chloe were seen out on several occasions without their wedding rings.
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